internship etymology

English word internship comes from English -ship, English intern

Detailed word origin of internship

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ship English (eng) Appended to a noun to form a new noun denoting a property or state of being, time spent in a role, or a specialised union.
intern English (eng) A person who is interned, forcibly or voluntarily. (of a state, especially a neutral state) To confine or hold (foreign military personnel who stray into the state's territory) within prescribed limits during wartime.. (transitive) To imprison somebody, usually without trial.. (transitive, computing) To internalize. (intransitive) To work as an intern. Usually with little or no pay or other [...]
internship English (eng) A job taken by a student in order to learn a profession or trade.

Words with the same origin as internship

Descendants of -ship
censorship championship citizenship companionship dealership dictatorship ladyship leadership lordship ownership partnership relationship scholarship worship worshipped